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Saturday, January 21, 2012

What can we do with plastic bottles?? What about building a recycling centre!!!!

We are very thrilled to see that our CT project has been very successful and has continue to develop.

After nearly two years of starting the waste separation programme in Punta Allen (fishing village south of our Pez Maya base) we are finally building the centre where we will be able to store all the plastic, glass,  cardboard, metal that it is collected around town!

After getting some funding from the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and raising some more funds with the challenge, etc., we thought it would be a good idea to give a use to all the plastic that had been collected in town. So after doing some research... voilá! We found the technique to do it and we started with this great challenge!!

It is quite a long process as we need to take the tags from the bottles and fill them up with dirt. However we are still enthusiastic as the people in town are coming to help out. We will also complement it with glass bottles.

At the moment we are working on the foundation of it. But soon we will start with the walls!!

So if you have some bottles and you don't know what to do with them, what about building something cool!!

If you want to check out the history of this recycling centre you can check out this facebook page:

And if you feel like you want to chip in to this great work you can do it at :)